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Title Averill, Morris: Diary
Author Averill, Morris (1887-1970)
Date 1910
Document Type Personal Account
Reference M-6277
Library / Archive Glenbow Museum
Collection Name Morris M. Averill Fonds
Description Daily diary 1911. After arriving in Canada in December of 1910 this diary records his first year in the country and his life on his new farm.
Series Description Diary of Morris Averill, an English immigrant who homesteaded near Cochrane, Alberta in late 1910. The diary includes entries about breaking land, the weather (especially chinooks), selling livestock, his ongoing battle with gophers, and life as a young, single man.
Biographical Note / History Morris Millington Averill, (1887-1970), was born in England. He emigrated to Alberta in late 1910, and settled on a farm near Cochrane shortly after. In 1915 he married Marjorie Pheysey (1893-1981), who had followed him from England. As well as running the farm, Morris did road construction and maintenance for the provincial Public Works Department. The Averills returned to England in 1921 and settled first in Worcestershire, and later in Cornwall. Two of their three children were born in Canada.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Worcestershire, England
Keywords agriculture, land, settlement, immigration
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Glenbow Museum catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Glenbow Museum